The Diocese of Ohio is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion represented in the United States by The Episcopal Church.
The Episcopal Church of Ohio ministers in our Church and in our communities in many inspiring ways.
Our Charge: Established by Bishop Hollingsworth at the 2008 Diocesan Convention, the Commission on Global and Domestic Mission (CGDM) began its work by looking at the audit of Mission work being done through the parishes of this Diocese.
There was an exciting list of activity already in place but our charge was to determine how best to distribute the 0.7% of Diocesan budgeted funds specifically for projects and programs which targeted one or more of the MDGs established by the United Nations (see below). Each year we have sought to continue that practice and, in 2010 to add domestic projects and programs to the work of the Commission while also exploring the possibility of creating and perhaps eventually establishing a Mission/Partnership Relationship with a Diocese in Africa and/or South America. We have been able to do these things by gaining grant monies to distribute from the Bishop's Annual Fund as well as those from the budget.
The following grants have been awarded to parishes for their work in global and/or domestic initiatives outside the Diocese of Ohio. Reports of effectiveness are attached as they are received.
St. James, Wooster: Obaatan Pa Women’s Hospital - Autoclave. Accra, Ghana in West Africa. Read Report
View this update presentation to learn what's going on with the Tanga Health Project and the Commission on Global and Domestic Mission (no special software needed, simply click on the link to be taken to the Prezi site).
In addition, the Tanga Project has a blog that will keep you posted on current developments.
In the summer of 2013, St. James, Wooster submitted a grant request on behalf of a Wayne County non-profit called “Serving Women in Ghana”. The organization, started by parishioners of St. James and now an outreach of the Parish as a whole, supports the Obaatan Pa Women’s Hospital, a non-profit hospital for women in Accra, Ghana in West Africa.
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